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Peaches in Meringue
3 egg whites
3 tablespoons sugar
3 medium peaches, fresh or canned, halved, pitted and peeled
3 Armaretti cookies, crumbled
2 tablespoons rum or cassis
3/4 cup peach juice or the syrup from the canned peaches
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat the oven to 450 F.
Place the egg whites in a metal bowl and beat with an electric mixer until frothy. Slowly beat in the sugar, until it becomes a glossy, white and thick meringue.
Place the peach halves in a small ovenproof baking dish and sprinkle with the crumbled cookies and rum. Put a spoonful of the meringue on each peach half. Pour the juice or syrup in the bottom of the dish and bake until the meringue just starts to brown, about 5 minutes.
Transfer the peach halves to small dessert bowls. Add the butter to the cokking liquid in the baking dish, mix well and divide the sauce among the dessert bowls.
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